Jack White

Hermosa Beach, Nashville hot chicken and Cold Burger Cold Fries… the LA podcast with Henry Wagons.

Posted on Updated on

Henry Wagons dropping the goodness on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast in Hermosa Beach.
Henry Wagons dropping the goodness on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast in Hermosa Beach.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Interview #51 Henry Wagons (Cold Burger, Cold Fries).

Hermosa Beach, Nashville hot chicken and Cold Burger, Cold Fries… the LA podcast with Henry Wagons.

Touchdown in LA & straight down to Hermosa Beach where I’m staying for my 1st night stateside to chill, drink a few cheeky American craft beers, smash some SoCal Mexican eats & catch-up with Nashville-bound, Australian singer/songwriter, Henry Wagons.

Now Henry and I first met at SXSW in 2013 at Marieke Hardy’s Women of Letters event in Austin, Texas, and from the very first time we spoke, it was clear that Henry was a man of substance, thoughtful and generous with his time.

Through the haze of 13 hour flights from the southern hemisphere and over several delicious IPAs, we talk at length about Henry Wagons’ experience of recording his first full-length debut solo album in the wonderful city of Nashville, Tennessee, a former pop country culture, that has evolved into a music mecca for the likes of The Black Keys, Jack White, folk music and a thriving punk scene, the inspiration of Nick Cave’s professionalism and writing music for a living, Henry’s radio show, The Tower of Song on Double J and the impact it’s made on his music, anthropology and philosophy of language, the evocative writing of Cormac McCarthy, Henry’s advise for emerging, aspiring and hungry creatives, Nashville hot chicken, Bushwhacker cocktails and moments of adventure and elation that leave their mark.

Super, super, SUPER engaging chats with a philosopher gentleman whos one of the most hilarious and engaging performers I’ve seen in quite some time. Anywhere.

I’m also excited to announce that Henry Wagons has just dropped his new single ‘Cold Burger, Cold Fries’ and you can listen to it for the first time in full right here at the end of the podcast. So exciting!

Let’s get amongst it!

Free Download #51 Henry Wagons (Cold Burger, Cold Fries)..  

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Connect with Henry Wagons via Twitter or head on over wagonsmusic.com to check out Henry’s music and international tour dates.

Stream Henry Wagons’ radio show ‘The Tower of Song’ on Double J.

The new full-length debut solo album will be out on February 16th, 2016, Henry Wagons will be touring Australia and USA in April/May and ‘Cold Burger, Cold Fries’ is out now via iTunes! So get on over & buy it!

In Henry’s words:

In the hazy world of the morning after, nothing makes sense, but everything is all too clear. You laugh, you cry and eat whatever is left. Cold burger, cold fries…its all I deserve

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

St Kilda Festival Sunday you complete me.. I feel free.. I feel happy!

Posted on Updated on

Luna Park - St Kilda
Luna Park – St Kilda. Image – Nikki Williams (Hot & Delicious Group).

There’s nothing better than a cheeky pint at The Esplanade Hotel as the sun goes down over Port Phillip Bay.

Whenever I think about St Kilda & St Kilda Beach, I get a warm fuzzy feeling about one of Melbourne, no Australia’s premier live music venues, The Espy, and the iconic summer street party that is St Kilda Festival Sunday.

Every year the streets of Melbourne’s bayside suburb are blocked off in preparation for 300,000 – 400,000 people flocking to it’s precinct for 9 days of culture & entertainment. The pinnacle of the event, Festival Sunday, features 8 stages, countless busking performers, open-air cafes, street markets with all sorts of trinkets and restaurants/cafes boasting a delightful array of delicacies from around the world.

As always last Sunday was an amazing day with blue skies and temperatures hitting the mid-thirties (that’s 95 Fahrenheit for all my USA friends), tempered by cool breezes blowing in off Port Phillip Bay. I started the day with Kingswood playing the main stage by the beach on St Kilda foreshore. Smashed a few cheeky ales in the new temporary bar area on the hill and checked out the latest killer tunes by this Melbourne rock band who have been in Nashville recording with Jack White’s producer, Vance Powell (also Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon).

St Kilda Festival Sunday 2014

Not wanting to be fenced in all day, myself and my buddy Nick took an American friend along St Kilda Esplanade to show her the iconic sights like the Luna Park, the Palais Theatre, McDonalds, Grey St.. oh wait.. take a few pictures and telling her tales of St Kilda’s history (and our own drunken exploits) before wandering back to The Espy for a drink. Back in 2009, I held my 1st of ever Hot & Delicious event at The Esplanade Hotel’s Gershwin Room, so it holds special memories for me and I love this joint, but $10 cover charge.. where was the music??

After a few cheeky jugs of Bulmers, we were craving the open air and sunshine, so we cruised outside and down along Fitzroy St where we sat in one of St Kilda’s many outdoor eateries, soaked up more cold refreshment, afternoon rays and long chats putting the world to right.

A small part of felt like I should have seen more of the live indie Australian music that St Kilda Festival is known for, but in reality for me this day is all about going with the flow and soaking up what is one of the most fantastic events on the Australian summer calendar… 

St Kilda Festival Sunday you complete me.. I feel free.. I feel happy! 

Article by Dan Wilkinson. Images of St Kilda Festival vibe captured by fantastic Hot & Delicious shooter, Nikki Williams. Probably the best & most complete St Kilda Festival Sunday gallery that you’ll see.

Hot & Delicious.. music news & sick live photography from around the planet:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
hotndelicious.com

St Kilda Festival Sunday 2014

Hot & Delicious.. music news & sick live photography from around the planet:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
hotndelicious.com

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group

Kingswood + Bertie Blackman live at The Corner Hotel.. Possibly the best rock photography you’ve ever seen 😉

Posted on Updated on

Kingswood live at The CornerJet-set everybody! Kingswood have wrapped a killer Australian tour and they are USA bound!

Last Thursday Hot & Delicious hit Kingswood’s sold-out ‘Ohio’ single launch at The Corner Hotel (Melbourne). Supported by Bertie Blackman + Lurch & Chief, Kingswood delivered their usual punch of wicked riffs, soaring vocals, cheeky chat between tracks and kick-ass live show. And when lead singer Fergus Linacre stopped the last song halfway through to have the whole Corner Hotel crowd get down on their knees.. cherry on the cake! Seriously one of our favourite live bands right now.

The 2nd half of 2013 sees the Melbourne lads jetting off to Nashville’s Blackbird Studio to record their debut album with Jack White’s long-time Grammy-winning producer, Vance Powell, back to Australia for a couple of festivals, a string of USA shows and then back to Aussie again for the summer festival circuit.

The banter, the stage-craft, balls & all rock & roll.. Kingswood are destined for glory!

Hot & Delicious.. social media strategy, music news & sick live photography from around the planet:
Twitter @hotndelicious
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
hotndelicious.com
LinkedIn

Kingswood – Images by Bianca Morgans (Hot & Delicious Group)

Bertie Blackman – Images by Bianca Morgans (Hot & Delicious Group)